Wednesday, September 29, 2004

The holy catholic church issue

Some, who find themselves in the midst of a Protestant faith, especially those from inside the walls of the Evangelical Church, find difficulty with the phrase, "holy catholic church."

It should be noted the lower case "c" in catholic. When used this way it does refer to the universal church made up of the followers of Jesus Christ. When used with a upper case "C" it them refers to the Catholic Church (as in Roman Catholic)

Hopefully this can clear up a little of the confusion.

As to the history of the Apostle's Creed, we will be covering that in my messages, but I shall be placing some historical information online as well, possibly with some links to more information.

1 comment:

jmaple said...

I would be interested in knowing a bit more about the creed line commuinion of the saints? For some it may be confusing when you see catholic and then saints so close together. the first picture i had was the saints as the catholic church has, but my guess is it refers to belivers in general. It would almost make sense to have an updated version wrote that stated teh same wild and outrageous statements, but clarified the position of beleivers separate of the catholic church known today.

Those are my thoughts, now off to work I go...